24 Incredible Pictures From Early Years Of The Olympics

24 Incredible Pictures From Early Years Of The Olympics

 24 Incredible Pictures From Early Years Of The Olympics

Opening ceremony of the 1896 Olympic Games in the Panathenaic stadium in Athens, Greece.

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Women competitors in the Archery event of the 1908 London Olympics.

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An elephant performs at a garden party hosted for Olympic athletes by Britain's Lord Michelham in 1914.

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American track and field athlete Howard P. Drew on his way to the 1912 Summer Olympics.

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The Danish women gymnastics team practicing at the 1908 London Olympics.

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American gymnasts practice their stunts in July 1924.

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England defeats the United States during the Tug of War event in 1920.

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The Irish and German national teams compete in the Bicycle Polo final during the 1908 London Olympics. The Irish team won 3-1.

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Isao Fujiki and Takeshi Kuyama, members of the Japanese team, train for the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.

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The commencement of the 1908 London Olympics Marathon at Windsor Castle.

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Actress Fay Wray and aviator Amelia Earhart attend the opening of the tenth Olympics in Los Angeles on Aug. 1, 1932.

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Left: Olympic champion weightlifter Roger Francois poses for an undated photograph. Right: An unidentified Olympic Woman fencer poses for a portrait, circa 1900.

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Wrestlers train for the Olympic games, circa 1930.

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A fleet of vans with their drivers pose for a portrait before transporting competitors between the various sporting events at the 1948 London Olympics.

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A group of women compete in the 800-Meter Sprint in 1922.

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Left: American swimmer Johnny Weissmuller prepares to compete in the the 1928 Olympics at Amsterdam. Right: Canadian athlete Ethel Catherwood poses for a photo after winning the women's High Jump in the 1928 Olympics at Amsterdam.

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Track and field star Percy Williams of Canada is treated by coach Bob Granger at the 1928 Olympics.

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Czechoslovak long-distance runner Emil Zatopek kisses his wife after winning during the 1952 Helsinki Summer Olympics.

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Mexican athletes pose for a photo before boarding their ship to participate in the 1924 Olympics.

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Olympic gold medalist swimmer Duke Kahanamoku, fourth from left, stands with other swimmers in 1921.

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Andreas Oustler and Lorenz Nieberl share a kiss after they scored in the 2 man Bobsled Event at the 1952 Olympic Games in Oslo.

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Young fans run along beside the American Olympic sprinter Jessie Ownes as he takes his early morning run in London. England, 1936.

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